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Grateful Dead Live at Cal Expo on 1989-08-06

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Grateful Dead Live at Cal Expo on 1989-08-06

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Let The Good Times Roll-> Feel Like A Stranger-> Franklin's Tower, Walkin' Blues, Ramble On Rose, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Bird Song Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, Women Are Smarter-> Drums-> Jam-> I Will Take You Home-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> Turn On Your Love Light, E:Johnny B. Goode-> E: We Bid You Good Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Cal Expo
Location Sacramento, CA

Source Lineage: Master Cassette> DAT> CD> SHN> Peak> WAV> SHN via Scott Kolber and Diesel. Retracked, normalized, seeded by Peter Braverman
Lineage Master Cassette> DAT> CD> SHN> Peak> WAV> SHN via Scott Kolber and Diesel. Retracked, normalized, seeded by Peter Braverman; fixup of <a href= "">previous</a> shn set


Ultramatrix (SBD/AUD mix); Lineage: Master Cassette> DAT> CD> SHN> Peak> WAV> SHN via Scott Kolber and Diesel. Retracked, normalized, seeded by Peter Braverman; fixup of previous shn set


Reviewer: gratefully deadicated - - February 8, 2013
man , u want a great scarlet-fire how about dicks picks vol # 6 from hartford , ct from 10-14-83 . now THAT scarlet-fire SMOKES , I know i was there
Reviewer: VeryGrateFul777 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 23, 2012
Subject: Great Finish to a Great Run for Me
Always wanted to get out to the left coast for a x plied me with premium beers one night and I ordered the Cal Expo shows...being from Philly I was not sure what to expect, we had been to the 89 East Coast tour (missed Foxboro - had tix but the x couldn't manage herself and lost them before we got to the gate - long story, actually comical)

Not sure which show but I sat on the right side facing the stage next to a roped off area...right before start time grey heads and beards of all shapes and sizes came in and sat...I don't think there was anyone in that crowd less than 60 or so.

It was hot and I remember looking over at my x at one point and she was crying cause she was hot...I laughed, told her to go to the beer garden cause I wasn't missing anything.

I always remember these show being good but after listening, these past few days, feel truely blessed that I had an opportunity to see them.

I remember being so exhausted by the end of the last show that we wandered off into the dark during JBG and they broke into WBYGN and I knew that it was a magical and fitting end for us and our 89 tour...damn I miss Jerry...

The following year I was able to secure 3rd row center at the Spectrum for the 09/11/90 show which might have been my personal best (even over 09/03/77 - maybe a tie for me) but for some reason it was never the same for me after that 09/11 show...what great memories....thank you to those that contribute to the archive....
Reviewer: belfob - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 2, 2010
Subject: One of the best from the 80's
While some folks look at set lists, this show is a solid show with the best Scarlet-Fire and a superb Wharf Rat. Some of the best shows I saw 1980-1994 (most between 82 and 91), were ones where solid playing and crowd interaction (X-factor) were peaking. Back in the day, David Gans and the Dead music magazine Golden Road even cited this Scarlet-Fire as one they wanted to put out on CD along with whole show, but apparently from my memory, they stated that "we didn't have our 24 track recording running," using only a 16 track. This Scarlet-Fire is up there with Cedar Falls 1978. ...And while even there are technical issues like during Ramble on Rose...Brent picks it up improvising well!

Sit back, take a listen, and have a hot-toddy, or a cold one...
Reviewer: shermski - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 3, 2008
Subject: Excellent
overall, not a perfect recording but wharf rat is beautiful
Reviewer: rick e. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 3, 2008
Subject: Scarlet>Fire
One of the best Scarlet>Fires of '89.Jerry sounds a little hoarse this show ,but this one is for the Jams.
Reviewer: ScarletRog - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 30, 2007
Subject: Beautiful Night
I remember this show like it was yesterday. I missed the night before cuz I was in my buddie's wedding. He bought this ticket for me for the miss factor of the prevuious night. It was one of those days when we into calling set lists before hand. I came in at 7 called songs. Thre masterpiece in this session was just ON. I remember looking in back of us during it and seeing a sliver of a moon with the "spiral" light of venus just situated perfectly. again i say WOW! if i remember right i had to talk one of my buddies down at break. Too much thinkin' for that boy. He thanked me for it right about wharf rat(which i called). As said by others of this show the mix is real nice for a composite. KUDOS!!
Reviewer: Zaorish - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 30, 2007
Subject: Excellent Scarlet > Fire.
All right, there's a lot of great stuff in here. First, what appear to be two relatively rare covers...check them out. Second, this is thus far the ONLY post-78 Franklin's that I've been able to enjoy. It's a good one. Third, the Bird Bird song jam is so cosmic it feels like a short Dark Star! Really a rare, beautiful Bird Song.

Beyond that, the Scarlet > Fire here just owns. This is easily one of the best. Listen and it'll
pull you right in.

And to top it all off we get a rare and beautiful Good Night! God bless the Grateful Dead.

As they say on the *chans, fukken saved.
Reviewer: Joe Colella - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 26, 2007
Subject: Joe Colella Sez "Hot August West Nights"
This show was amazing from the git go. Agreed the Scarlet>Fire ranks amongst the best I witnessed and I can still see in my minds eye the interaction between the boys as they rose, climbed,crescendo'd, peaked, and volleyed onward! Great memories! Great sound quality stream and thank you for a real good time, once again! In Tone I Trust1 Joe C
Reviewer: 420 Quoter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 14, 2006
Subject: scarlett -> fire
Fire on the mother fuckin' mountain - need I say more?
Reviewer: Wake of the Flood One - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 15, 2005
Subject: Scarlet - J G B Goode
Holy Crap!!
The audio quality is not perfect...
BUT the sheer magnitude of the groove on Scarlet and Jerrys vocal/Guitar out of the solo is the pinnacle of The Grateful Dead - its these moments in time that make it sooo cool to be into this Heart of Gold Band!!!
and the Johhny Goode is Huge! Brents vocals kill!
Reviewer: gankmore - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 10, 2004
Subject: silky, silky, crazy, crazy nights
Even if you just took LTGTR > Stranger > Franklin's opener, this would still be huge. Bird Song rocks. Not a huge fan of the Ship of Fools or the Women are smarter, but otherwise this is just about everything you could ask for from a late 80's show. This sounds like a straight SBD rather than an ultra-mix to me, and that's a good thing.
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